We are delighted to announce that the seventh annual WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards ceremony was successfully held on December 7, 2013, at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Fifteen highly accomplished young scholars received the awards.

Originated in 2007, the WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards are the first nationwide scientific awards in China established by a life science enterprise. The awards aim to foster early innovation and to encourage pursuit of excellence in life science research. Participants were carefully selected by a committee comprised of distinguished experts from Chinese life science academia and industry.

“We are excited to recognize some of the brightest minds in China through our Life Science and Chemistry Awards,” said Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi. “Their excellent research has the potential to substantially help our industry to better understand diseases and to find cures that benefit patients around the world.”

Since its inception, 110 scholars from more than 30 premier Chinese universities and research institutes have received WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Awards, of whom three were later elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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